2020 Women in Science Symposium

March 03, 2020
12 – 5 p.m.
Canvas Stadium at Colorado State University

The WiSCI network invites all genders, all races, all colors, and all ages to please join us for the 2020 Women in Science Symposium “Building Bridges to the Future” on Tuesday, March 3rd. This year’s symposium will feature NASA astronaut and retired Air Force Colonel, Dr. Yvonne Cagle as keynote speaker. The event will also commemorate Women’s History Month and mark Colorado State University’s sesquicentennial milestone celebration.

The symposium will begin with a poster session, international art exhibit, historical figures in science portrayals, and gallery of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee portraits. Following Dr. Cagle’s keynote and question & answer session, the symposium will model a Career Issues group, with four short slam talks leading into round table discussion breakout groups.

The symposium is free and open to the public, however please register to attend by March 01, 2020.

The WiSCI Network is a welcoming community that invites people of any age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language or cultural background.

2020 Women in Science Symposium online registration is now closed as of 03/01/2020. Limited on-site registration will be available at the event.

Dr. Yvonne Cagle
NASA Astronaut &
Colonel, USAF, Retired

Yvonne Cagle

Dr. Yvonne Cagle is a NASA Astronaut and Family Physician. In 2008 , Dr. Cagle retired as a Colonel in the USAF where she served as a Senior Flight Surgeon prior to her selection to the NASA Astronaut Corp in 1996. In 2005, Dr. Cagle was assigned to the NASA/ARC as the lead ARC Astronaut Science Liaison and Strategic Relationships Manager for Google and other Silicon Valley Programmatic Partnerships. Dr. Cagle’s groundbreaking work is preserving historic NASA space legacy data while, simultaneously, galvanizing NASA’s initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness. Dr. Cagle was the advisor for the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR). Previously, Dr. Cagle served on faculty as the NASA liaison and VP for space exploration technologies with Singularity University based in Silicon Valley California.

Dr. Cagle was a Brussels TEDx Speaker for 2012. Dr. Cagle earned a PhD for her accumulative work in Health and Human Science. Historically holding adjunct professorships with Stanford University, UC Davis, and UTMB, Galveston, Dr. Cagle currently, in collaboration with NASA, was a Visiting Professor at Fordham University investigating mitigating neurocognitive countermeasures to optimize long duration space crew behavioral health and performance. Currently, Dr. Cagle is advising on deep space neurobehavioral research and polar analog simulations for NASA’s exploration missions.

Agenda

11:45 a.m.
Event doors open, heavy appetizers available.
Poster session, international art exhibit &
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame portrait gallery.

1:45 p.m.
Symposium introduction & Women in Science Network story.
Historical figures in science portrayals.

2:05 p.m.
Opening Remarks & Introduction.

2:20 p.m.
Dr. Yvonne Cagle Keynote, followed by Q&A.

3:20 p.m.
Transitional Remarks.
Historical figure in science portrayal.

3:45 p.m.
Break with light appetizers, wine/coffee available.

4 p.m.
Career Issues speakers and round table breakout discussions:

First Generation Students
Sandra Quackenbush, PhD – CVMBS Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs, CSU

Gender Equity in Science
Danielle Adney, PhD – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Student, CSU

LGTBQ+ in Science
Maggie Hendrickson, MA – Assistant Director, Pride Resource Center, CSU

Mentor-Mentee Relationships
Kimberly Cox York, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, CSU

5 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Venue

The 2020 Symposium will take place in Canvas Stadium (751 West Pitkin Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521) at Colorado State University. Please use the main entrance on the west side of Canvas Stadium to enter the event.

Parking

The pay-to-park rate on campus is $2 per hour; please refer to the CSU Campus Map. Once parked, have your license plate number ready to enter into the hourly pay machines or you can use WayToPark app to pay by mobile phone. Hourly pay machines accept credit card, debit card, and/or coins for the amount of time you wish to park. Your license plate number will serve as your permit.

Given the anticipated level of campus activity during the day and pay-to-park time limits, we recommend parking in the Research Boulevard lot 740 parking and using the the free northbound Around the Horn CSU bus to arrive at Canvas Stadium. Additional alternatives are listed below.

Lot 740 – Research Boulevard Remote Parking

Pay-to-park spots are located throughout both halves of lot 740, payment required between 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Once parked, wait for the free northbound Around the Horn CSU bus at stop 1143, and proceed to get off at stop 1669 on the north side of Canvas Stadium. Proceed to walk to the west side of Canvas Stadium.

Lot 570 – Lake Street Parking Garage

Limited pay-to-park spots are available only on the first floor of the parking garage, payment required 24/7. Once parked, proceed to walk west on Lake Street to the west side of Canvas Stadium.

Lot 425 – Morgan Library West Parking

Pay-to-park spots are located on the southern half of lot 425, payment required between 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Once parked, proceed to walk west on Hughes Way, and then head south on Meridian Avenue to the west side of Canvas Stadium.

Lot 577 – South College Parking Garage

Limited pay-to-park spots are available only on the first floor of the parking garage, payment required 24/7. Once parked, proceed to walk west on Pitkin Street to the west side of Canvas Stadium.